Lindy's Five Essential Websites (Non-Major Media) for 2013
[+] Team Summaries

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

An Analysis of Recruiting Class Rankings

The most under-appreciated story from the 2014 NFL draft is the Longhorn shutout. The academic juniors and seniors during the 2013 season, the players most likely to be drafted in the 2014 NFL draft, signed in 2010 and 2011. According to 247sports composite rankings, Texas signed seven 5*s and 27 4*s in 2010 and 2011, yet no Longhorns were drafted. Baylor, on the other hand, signed one 4* in 2010 and another in 2011. Five Bears were drafted last month (though they were all drafted on the last day).

Obviously, recruiting class ranking does not translate directly to performance on the field. Good players can be poorly coached, bad players in high school can be confused for good ones, and injuries or off-field issues can stymie otherwise promising careers. But the elite programs, i.e., those that play for national championships, recruit well and develop players once they are on campus, not one or the other.

That said, I used the 247sports composite rankings to determine which teams, in theory, can put the most talent on the field in 2014 based on the strength of recruiting classes between 2011 and 2014.

  • Total - total signees
  • 5* - total 5*s, rank and percent of all signees that were evaluated as 5*s
  • 4*+5* - see 5*
  • Points - 247sports has a clever method for ranking classes that awards points for each recruit, with diminishing returns as class size increases. This the average points for each team over the last four years.
  • Adj - A weighted average of Points that puts greater emphasis on the senior and junior classes and the least weight on the 2014 class. 

Alabama has signed 17 5*s over the last four years, and almost 3/4 of signees have been 4 or 5*s. The gap between Alabama and everyone else is substantial. Ohio State and Florida State have signed a lot of 4*s and 5*s, respectively, but they fall well short of the Tide in overall points.

The SEC has five teams in the top 9 and ten in the top 24. No other conference has even two teams in the top 10. You have to go down to #23 to find five Pac-12 teams, #26 to find five ACC teams, #32 to find five Big 12 teams, and #35 to find five Big 10 teams. 

One final points deserves attention. Because the adjusted points puts greater emphasis on senior classes, the difference between the average points and adjusted points gives us an indication of how talent is trending on campus. In most cases the two numbers are very similar, but if the adjusted points is higher than the raw average, this would indicate that the most recent classes were not as strong as past classes. By that metric, the team trending most strongly in the wrong direction is none other than our Texas Longhorns (tied with Rutgers). The explanations for this are many, but none is more important than the team that is trending most strongly in the right direction: Texas A&M.

Other teams trending in the right direction are LSU, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Arizona State, Wisconsin and Central Florida. Cal, Utah and Colorado are heading in the wrong direction. In fact, in the Pac-12 only UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State are trending up.


  1. scholarslearning help you to search a best teacher for tuition ,school ,collage, institute,
    and also on scholars learning you can do study of all subject .on this site study material of every class
    are available as that pdf file, text book, animated, video of all subject, sample paper etc.other thing teacher can list yourself for be familiar to student. For more detail visit site or contact on 9654747646.

  2. This is an excellent post i seen. I have to thanks to you to share it. It is really what I wanted to see hope in future you will continue for sharing such a excellent post.Backed by a most recent infrastructural set up, Bus back panel advertising in Chennai are providing a best quality attested group of Bus Panel Promotion in the business segment. Talented specialists check these administrations on various obtainment's of worth with a particular finished objective to give surrender unfenced at client end.

  3. Study in New Zealand is a fail-safe option as it has developed a reputation as a Quality Education provider over the years with accredited and well established colleges and universities. Students who have studied at a university in New Zealand have proved to be Innovative Thinkers. New Zealand has a history of producing some of the finest academicians, for example, Sir Ernest Rutherford, the first to split the atom, and Dr. Bryan Barrett Boyes, the renowned international heart surgeon. A New Zealand education offers students the best of spoils, be it education or the amazing lifestyle one leads here.
    Visit Here-

  4. Academic life includes arts and sports. Football is an entertainment game. Participate in extra curricular items.

    IT company in Kannur


  5. mice to thrive. These pests often infiltrate homes and set up camp in wall cavities and roofs. They can wreak havoc on your property as they chew through structures and furniture in hopes of locating food and sites for nesting. Their droppings can also cause myriad health problems. If you live close to restaurants or any other businesses related to food, you should be particularly wary of rat infestations. Flicks Adelaide's pest control team inspects homes for rats and mice. We also supply commercial rodent control solutions suited to restaurants and similar businesses..شركة تنظيف بمكة ,شركة تنظيف بخميس مشيط , شركة تنظيف فلل بجدة
    , شركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض


  6. The relative warmth of Adelaide's climates makes it an attractive environment for rats and Possums in South Australia are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, so harming them can result in you being made to pay heavy fines. A licensed pest manager from Flick can make a house call, set a trap on the roof of your home and catch the possum. Spiders Arachnids such as the venomous Redback spider not only look scary, they are also dangerous to humans. Spider control treatment is often necessary to keep them at bay and off your property. A qualified Flick technician can treat the danger zones in your home including cracks and crevices, lighting, doorways, external window areas, under seating and around down pipes. Such treatment can prevent spiders from proliferating and overrunning your home.
    شركة تنظيف فلل بمكة
    , شركة تنظيف شقق بجدة , شركة تنظيف شقق بالاحساء , شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام , شركة تنظيف شقق بالقطيف , شركة تنظيف منازل بالاحساء , شركة تنظيف منازل بحائل

  7. A child asked God: "If everything was written in fate so why should the convention?".
    Friv 2 | Unblocked | Yepi 2 | Unblocked Games | Xbox One Gamestop